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Yahoo PPC Billing

Discussion in 'Yahoo Search Marketing' started by theman12468, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hey,

    I have been trying to find this out but couldn't figure it out. How does Yahoo handle the billing for campaigns? Is it like Adwords where you can put money into an account or is it different? I've worked with both Adwords and MSN adcenter, but heard that Yahoo is different?

    Could someone inform on this?
    SEMrush
    Thanks
     
    theman12468, Oct 10, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. theman12468

    theman12468 Peon

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    No one knows?
     
    theman12468, Oct 13, 2009 IP
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    pmspinner Active Member

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    Hi,

    We have Yahoo setup to bill us $1000 in advance and then auto-refill when we have depleted our balance. We like to get our ads rolling and have found this method the best one to ensure there are no holes on our campaigns.

    Hope that helps!
     
    pmspinner, Oct 13, 2009 IP
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    Sounds a little bit extreme if thats the minimum to set an account up...I doubt it is? Is it?
     
    theman12468, Oct 15, 2009 IP
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    pmspinner Active Member

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    Oh! No that's not the minimum, I think that's $25 or so.

    Yahoo is also offering a $25 credit if you haven't had an account for the past 13 months and load a minimum of $35 in your account:

    You can find it by logging into the yahoo site explorer (free to register) and then clicking on the ad - sometimes advertising works! ;)
     
    pmspinner, Oct 15, 2009 IP
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    it is based upon ur working and about the account detail and background
     
    wallsinn, Oct 19, 2009 IP
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    luigi777 Active Member

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    I had to pay a $30 minimum and at ads $30 automatically all the time even if I have still some amount on my account like more then $10 how can I stop it from automatically adding money ?
     
    luigi777, Oct 28, 2009 IP
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    I think this may be depend on your working and the detail of accounts.
     
    james.parker, Oct 28, 2009 IP
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    pmspinner Active Member

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    Hey Luigi,

    Yahoo adds funds based on the following:
    "The prior 3 days worth of click charges or 3 times your Account Daily Spending limit, whichever is lower, must be available in your account at all times in order to keep your ads online."

    If you don't want this, you may need to ask Yahoo support by submitting their customer support form.
     
    pmspinner, Oct 28, 2009 IP
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    thanks fir the info
     
    luigi777, Oct 29, 2009 IP
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    becareful.. Sometime Yahoo billing your account even your account still a lot of money.. It happen to me before.. My account got 8 time automatic payment worth 30 each in 48 hour... But I got my refund.. That suckss..
     
    Overclock099, Oct 29, 2009 IP
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    To answer the OP, it works the same as Google, so don't worry.
     
    PortraitProAlex, Oct 29, 2009 IP
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    yahoo usually is set to auto-pay which means they bill your payment method automatically when you have less than 3 times your average daily spending limit.

    however, you can have auto pay turned off and pay as you go, just contact them and ask
     
    globalim, Nov 24, 2009 IP
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    Id like to know this is well. Do I need a credit card in order to work with Yahoo PPC?
     
    MarkusBerger, Dec 23, 2009 IP
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    I am also confused with yahoo search market
     
    benlala, Dec 26, 2009 IP
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    Once you have your account set-up, contact customer service to switch to pre-paid billing.
     
    jimbpville, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    The charge upfront from what I remember and bill you when it goes below $5.
     
    James Ross, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    You can also get a $50 credit, I think the promo code is US2000
    just look around online for the promos, if you don't get it credited in your account after signing up, call up customer service and they'll help you out
     
    ComradeChen, Jan 4, 2010 IP
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    For Pre-Paid account all you have to do is sign up first then contact customer support and tell them that is what you want to do.

    They will get back to you very quickly and you don't have to do anything but sit and wait less then 24 hours.
     
    theman12468, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    Terrible system. Upfront fine of course but they charge upfront and 3 days worth of anticipated spend in advance thereby eliminating the value of promos as you don't really get to spend them.

    Panel is limited, options and geographic targetting almost zero. Serious lack of clarity. Scheduling set to their time zone not yours. Arrogant idiots.

    CPC 3 times what I spend on Google. CTR a 1/3rd of googles.

    I just closed my account. They can keep their promo as it wasn't really available.

    They seem to me like amateurs copying the big boys and getting it so wrong.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
    Tiernan, Jan 15, 2010 IP